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by somitomi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31701
Views: 2172098

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

wam's chaos
Spoiler:
I guess this is the first time I'm mafia (I don't count DD since it was a rather unconventional game and I lost too :oops: ) and I get to be Godfather with bessie. Thanks, wam!
by somitomi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 12423

Re: Wams chaos game day 1

My laptop is at a repair shop for the next couple days, so I'll be tablet posting. Since tablet typing sucks, expect concise posts with no links in the meantime. Vote: Vicarin for not reading the first post. Clearly says Jimbob's not going to be here, what more could you want? 6(town)-2(mafia)-2(ma...
by somitomi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2040: Sibling-in-law
Replies: 52
Views: 4446

Re: 2040: Sibling-in-law

For the genetic family side, I call everyone past first-level "some cousin." For the in-law side, I just call them whatever the SpousalUnit calls them. I'm much more interested in their dogs than the humans anyway. I'm not sure I'd take such advice from a person, who refers to their spous...
by somitomi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2039: "Begging the Question"
Replies: 145
Views: 8600

Re: 2039: "Begging the Question"

I think there is a genuine point about misunderstanding. It's true that most of the time, you know what the person means, but on the basis that the average utterance has more listeners than speakers, and all the more so for writers and readers, the onus ought to be on the speaker/writer to make the...
by somitomi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3067089

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Everywhere flashing left-turn yellow arrows have been implemented here have been at intersections where previously the traffic signal either gave you a red light or a green arrow. So you could only turn when you had the green arrow. Never mind if there's absolutely no traffic coming from the opposi...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3067089

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Some intersections have protected left-hand turns. Whether or not you may turn is indicated by a traffic light in the shape of an arrow pointing left. A red arrow means you can't turn now. It's a right light, applied only to the left turn. No arrow means your turn is not protected, but you may turn...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31701
Views: 2172098

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

heuristically_alone wrote:Just make sure you have your towel handy for when you can finally escape.

Escape? Why would I want to do that?

The feeling's gone though...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23486
Views: 1588921

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Noes.

flicky?
by somitomi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11091
Views: 868143

Re: Vending machine!

You get a rare Italian grand tourer.

I insert a bubble car
by somitomi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3067089

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

BLinking Yellow Left Turn Arrows they're poppin' up in intersections, and anecdotally, i think they're awful and distracting and not helpful. I don't feel at all like they're making people more attentive or cautious, but I do feel like there's a huge increase of people still in the intersection try...
by somitomi
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 39
Views: 3402

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

Speaking of FOOF's instability, I have been listening to the audiobook version of Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants , and it seems like randomly exploding was a somewhat common characteristic of many experimental propellants. I've read once about hypergolic propellants, wh...
by somitomi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36662
Views: 1994603

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Should we call an ambulance?
by somitomi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31701
Views: 2172098

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

bessie wrote:We’re not all Deep Thought. Some of us are Ford Prefect and we don’t always plan things out as well as we should and we get stranded on Earth for fifteen years.

This is the best thing I've read today, I might be in love. :D
by somitomi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 39
Views: 3402

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

¹ No Evels Knievel² allowed. https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/24/590x/secondary/No-access-287871.jpg (Though some would say it just means "no motor-vehicles". Spoilsports.) ² Like "courts martial", this is the proper plural, naturally. Hhahahaha. That too would make ...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 39
Views: 3402

Re: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"

squall_line wrote:Ninja'd!

Not to be confused with the Hazzard Symbol, which has a confederate flag, the number 1, and a flying car.

You forgot the leading zero...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2038: "Hazard Symbol"
Replies: 39
Views: 3402

2038: "Hazard Symbol"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hazard_symbol.png Title text: The warning diamond on the Materials Safety Data Sheet for this stuff just has the "" emoji in all four fields. But what if it's also flammable or corrosive? Not to mention all my radioactive high-voltage laser-emmitting biohazar...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

I realised solder wick is sold in a similar kind of packaging: IMG_20180827_171724[1].jpg Meanwhile, the first tests of film cartridge storage look promising. Just like with film, winding the wire back starts with picking up loads of slack, but otherwise it seems to work well. IMG_20180827_171735[1]...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

People who get their stuff professionally developed wind it all the way in. People who develop their own wind it back only until it comes out of the spooler, leaving a bit sticking out like that, and put it back in the plastic pot for safety. As it wasn't in a box, in may have been used already. I ...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

I swear if the forum logs me out one more time while I'm writing a post I'm gonna lose it. I know I unchecked "remember me" because this is a borrowed computer, but please set a longer timeout, some of us like to put some thought into our posts... Ugh, where was I? ...the film, yes I've f...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

Okay, so I typed up a response, but then the forum logged me out for some reason and ate it. A short summary follows. ⋅ freeform spools: Nay, they keep getting tangled and I have to respool the entire length to cut a bit off the end. Small bags might help the clutter though ⋅ pip...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7381
Views: 716105

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Wams Chaos Game Description: Highly Bastard Game (hopefully), action hero themed. Mod: Wam Speed: 5-7 days, 1-2 day nights. Day deadlines will not end on a weekend. Size: Anything from about 10+, the more the merrier! Setup: power-role heavy, I also am not looking at balance in the setup but it wil...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

So, anyone know any good ways to store wires? And no, internet, I don't mean "cables" or "cords", I mean wires I bought for various electronics projects. The short ones are easy, but the longer ones are a bit difficult, they usually get tangled with each other. This type of cable...
by somitomi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31701
Views: 2172098

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

wam wrote:Anyone else for chaos mafia?

I've pondered signing up, but the bastardry sounds intimidating. I have a hard enough time evaluating the truth value of post from other players without having to that for mod posts :oops:
by somitomi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7944583

Re: Thoughts for ships

Sableagle wrote:autostitch.exe does not always get it right.

pano.jpg

You mean "mcescher.exe"
by somitomi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: Travel advice/questions

Thanks everyone. I panicked and pushed the Netherlands trip to next year. Mostly because there's little time to make see everything and make good use of the interrail ticket I plan to use. There's also a bunch of "summer projects" I want to finish and I've travelled enough this summer anyw...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"
Replies: 55
Views: 4995

Re: 2035: "Dark Matter Candidates"

Dyson spheres would emit black body radiation of the average temperature of themselves and their contents, and so glow detectably and not be dark. So we think. Anyone advanced enough to actually build a Dyson Sphere though might have technology that effectively "cloaks" them if you can de...
by somitomi
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3067089

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

AAahhhhhhhhh fuck. Thanks for the pang of loneliness, random old Youtube video.
by somitomi
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: Travel advice/questions

Thanks again.
I'm in a bit of panic, because university starts soon and I still haven't made any serious progress in booking accomodations or planning where and when I go. AAAAhhhhhh, how do people do holidays? I can't plan a week ahead...
by somitomi
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4305

Re: 2034: "Equations"

Given the complexity of many formulae in modern physics, mathematics, etc. and the wide availability of Unicode I'm surprised we haven't gone beyond the standard greek/latin alphabet yet, instead choosing to use diacritics, typeface styles such as blackletter etc. There are plenty of characters ava...
by somitomi
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36662
Views: 1994603

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

somitomi wrote:"
-Made me look"
by somitomi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23486
Views: 1588921

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Marki wrote:No, because I came out of nowhere.

flicky
by somitomi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11091
Views: 868143

Re: Vending machine!

You get the square of a very small number.

I insert surplus heat
by somitomi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36662
Views: 1994603

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I looked, but "I looked" is boring, so here's the next best thing: a quote sort-of related to looking.
by somitomi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 44
Views: 5780

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

These days, I think people are dumb enough to fall for a "manual virus" - an e-mail that has no active content but tells the reader to forward it to everybody in their address book and then reformat their own hard drive. The old ones are the oldest . (Note that it'd only half work, if don...
by somitomi
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23486
Views: 1588921

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Image
Surprise

Em?
by somitomi
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36662
Views: 1994603

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

"-That skeleton over there is our future.
...
-Made you look"
by somitomi
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Seriously people put the damn link in your post
Replies: 10
Views: 23862

Re: Seriously people put the damn link in your post

I'm surprised noone has said this yet, but instead of trying to do this manually (and inevitably messing up a quotation mark or something), just use this: https://chridd.nfshost.com/xkcd-thread/ I suppose you could thank chridd for setting it up, but I'll take credit for it. I did just link to it, a...
by somitomi
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31701
Views: 2172098

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Wheel of Time (although rather inconsequential) Do you ? Quiet how? And what do you read in to it? Or would you like to know everyone else’s opinion before you commit to your own? Salmon or trout? I don't know what "Salmon or Trout" means, but it makes me think of scifi. And in an unex...

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